On planning and forecasting the location of retail and service activity

Roy, J.R. & Johansson, A.B. (1984). On planning and forecasting the location of retail and service activity. Regional Science and Urban Economics 14 (3) 433-452. 10.1016/0166-0462(84)90010-3.

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In countries with mixed economies, planning authorities cannot usually enforce micro location and travel decisions of urban activities, but are confined to forming macro location and transport policy, within which agents can operate according to the market. An attempt is made here to describe such multilevel behaviour of the planning authority, landlords, firms and customers, and to obtain non-cooperative equilibria in terms of the controls exerted by each group. The behaviour of the market groups is described via entropy maximization, while alternative modes of behaviour are ascribed to the authority. In addition, a Pareto-type solution is examined.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Regional Issues Program (RUD)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2016 08:56
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2016 08:56
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12506

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